Rotary International President’s Representative, PDG Jessie Harman


Jessie is a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast in Ballarat – District 9780, Australia.

Jessie has been active at club, district and international levels.  She is a past club secretary and president, and was district governor in 2010-2011.  More recently she has served as Rotary coordinator (2013-2016) and project lead for the Regional Membership Plan for Australia and New Zealand (2013-2017).  She has been a member of the national training team, as well as training leader and seminar trainer at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018). Currently, she is Chair of the Membership Committee for Rotary International and a member of the Honolulu 2020 Convention Committee.

Hahndorf Conference 29th-31st March,   Registration cut-off date 15th March    

Jessie’s first experience of Rotary was as a participant of RYLA in 1987, and she maintains an active interest in Rotary’s youth and leadership programs to this day.  She is also a keen supporter of The Rotary Foundation, and with her husband Andrew, is a major donor.
In her professional life, Jessie has spent the past three decades working in tertiary education, until recently as Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Partnerships) at Federation University Australia.  In her community life outside Rotary, she is also Chair of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra.
Jessie is married to Andrew, also a Rotarian with Wendouree Breakfast, and mother to Claire, Georgia and James.